Keith Haring's refrigerator door is among items being auctioned off at Guernsey's on May 12

May 7, 2021, 6:23.47 pm ET  

A graffiti tagged refrigerator door, taxidermized mounted moose head and conceptual mixed-media works of art are among the items previously belonging to iconic artists Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Christo, that will be sold without reserve at Guernsey’s “Urban Gems” auction on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 

During his rise to fame in the 1980s, Haring’s SoHo walk-up apartment became the hub of New York City’s art scene. Drenched in a wild array of Haring’s signature images and colors, it was the “place to be” for superstars, including Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna and more graffiti artists than could fill a subway car. Haring’s sign-in “guest register" was his refrigerator door.

The auction also includes Andy Warhol’s statuesque mounted moose head. Often pictured together, Warhol and the moose appeared prominently in a New York Times article in 2018. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the moose will go in support of the ASPCA.


Photos: Urban Gems                                                                                    

Also, among the lots in Urban Gems is a rare 1933 Rolls Royce Shooting Brake (British for “Woodie.”) It is believed the car is one of only 50 ever created and fewer survive today.  At the height of his career, Andy Warhol owned one and earlier in the century, King Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor, used his Rolls Royce Shooting Brake to secretly shuttle Wallis Simpson into Balmoral Castle during what proved to be the “love affair of the century."

Bidding opens at 3pm EST at Liveauctioneers.com, and Invaluable.com on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 via online bids and over the phone at 212-794-2280.   

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